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Tommy Joseph | First Baseman | #19

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Tommy Joseph had a homer and a two-run single Thursday in the win over the Cardinals.
Joseph was hitting a modest .273/.309/.403 with two homers this month after his fine May. He hasn't been one of the Phillies' big problems this year, but if he doesn't step it up again, the team could look at prospect Rhys Hoskins in his place in the second half. Jun 22 - 4:05 PM

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Tommy Joseph went 2-for-4 as his team was shut out by the Cardinals on Saturday.

He collected half his club's hits in the lopsided ballgame. The 25-year-old is having a decent season, although a slow start has him trailing the rate stats he compiled in his rookie campaign a year ago. He is batting .255/.306/.464 with 10 homers and 29 RBI.
Jun 10 - 5:38 PM

Tommy Joseph hit a solo home run and delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Reds on Saturday.

His single to center field scored Aaron Altherr with the winning run in dramatic fashion. He homered off veteran Bronson Arroyo earlier in the game. Joseph was brutally bad in the month of April but has turned his season around of late. For the season he is batting .255/.313/.476 with eight home runs and 24 RBI. That slash line is very close to the .257/.308/.505 line he yielded in his promising rookie campaign a year ago.
May 27 - 7:39 PM

Tommy Joseph had a homer in the seventh and a walkoff single in the 11th to give the Phillies a 2-1 victory over the Rockies on Thursday.

Aaron Altherr has been the Phillies' best hitter this year, but Joseph has been the best his month; he's hitting .329 with six homer in May. It makes one wonder why he was hitting sixth today behind three hitters with OPSs in the .600s.
May 25 - 5:18 PM

Tommy Joseph is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. The Phillies are also resting Cameron Rupp, as they have Brock Stassi at first base and Andrew Knapp at catcher.
May 21 - 10:05 AM

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

He delivered an RBI double in the fifth inning. He also drew a walk in the game. Joseph really struggled through the season's first month but has found his stroke of late. He has his line up to .255/.327/.449 with four home runs and 15 RBI. He may have busted his slump just in time because the club had considered cutting his playing time if he didn't pick up the pace.
May 13 - 11:22 PM

Tommy Joseph belted a solo home run and reached base four times in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Joseph followed Michael Saunders' two-run dinger in the first inning with a tater of his own. It was just his third home run of the season but his second so far in May. Joseph might need continue to up his power stroke, as he could face the prospect of losing playing time soon with the Phillies considering using Howie Kendrick some at first base.
May 9 - 11:10 PM

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Friday’s loss to the Nationals.

It was his third multi-hit game of the season and his first since April 20. The Phillies were hoping that Joseph would be able to carry the load as the primary first baseman this season, but he’s batting just .207/.267/.341 with two homers through 24 games. His playing time could be in jeopardy soon.
May 5 - 10:56 PM

Tommy Joseph hit a three-run homer and walked Monday against the Cubs.

The homer came off Brett Anderson. Joseph is in danger of falling into a platoon with Brock Stassi if he doesn't heat up. He's hitting .183 with a .530 OPS after this.
May 2 - 12:49 AM

Tommy Joseph finished 0-for-4 in Friday's loss, dropping his average to .190.

Joseph has just three extra-base hits and an 18/4 K/BB ratio in his 63 at-bats, opening the door for Brock Stassi to claim more time at first base. Stassi doesn't match Joseph's offensive upside, but he does offer the superior glove.
Apr 29 - 3:00 AM

Tommy Joseph went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Hits have been hard to come by for the first baseman in the season's first few weeks, as he had just seven through 44 at-bats prior to Thursday's game. Even with the three-hit performance, Joseph is hitting just .208/.250/.313 with a single homer and six RBI in 14 games. If nothing else, those power numbers should rise as he breaks out of his early-season slump.
Apr 20 - 11:45 PM

Tommy Joseph clubbed his first home run of the season in a losing effort against the Nationals on Friday afternoon.

Joseph tagged Nats' starter Stephen Strasburg for his solo shot in the second inning. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk and a strikeout. He has struggled for much of the first two weeks, hitting just .143/.194/.286 with four RBI.
Apr 14 - 7:32 PM

Tommy Joseph is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

Brock Stassi got the start at first base Monday, but Joseph is back in there Tuesday against right-hander Matt Harvey. The 25-year-old is 2-for-20 (.100) zero extra-base hits and eight strikeouts to begin the year.
Apr 11 - 2:31 PM

Tommy Joseph is not in Monday's lineup against the Mets.

He'll take a seat with right-hander Jacob deGrom on the hill for New York. Brock Stassi will start at first base and bat seventh.
Apr 10 - 2:37 PM

Tommy Joseph is not in the Phillies' lineup Thursday.

Joseph, who is 0-for-8 with five strikeouts to begin the season, is getting a breather with it being a day game after a night game. Brock Stassi is starting in his place. Howie Kendrick and Cameron Rupp are also sitting out for Philly, as Daniel Nava is in left field and Andrew Knapp is behind the plate.

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Brock Stassi
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Howie Kendrick
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Daniel Nava
2Cameron Perkins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Ben Lively
6Nick Pivetta
7Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Neris
2Pat Neshek
3Joaquin Benoit
4Edubray Ramos
5Casey Fien
6Adam Morgan
7Luis Garcia
8Hoby Milner
9Mark Leiter